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Turner does it again. The broadcasting company, which owns TNT and TBS, struck a deal with Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) for rights to show a total of 10 "Star Wars" movies. Movies include three to-be-released films, five of the six past films, the recent "Star Wars: The Force Awakes," which just debuted last year, and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which will debut this upcoming December.

The agreement marks Turner’s second major movie deal with Disney. In 2014, Turner secured rights to air five movies produced by Marvel, a subsidiary of Disney.

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According to Deadline Hollywood, Disney and Turner are not commenting on the deal, but sources are estimating it totals approximately $200 million.

TNT will begin airing the "Star Wars" films next week as detailed in the scheduled* below.

Tuesday, September 20

  • 8 p.m. — "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."
  • 11 p.m. — "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."

Wednesday, September 21

  • 8 p.m. — "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones."
  • 11:05 p.m. — "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones."

Thursday, September 22

  • 8 p.m. — "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith."
  • 11:05 p.m. — "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith."

Friday, September 23

  • 8 p.m. — "Star Wars: A New Hope."
  • 10:45 p.m. — "Star Wars: A New Hope."

Saturday, September 24

  • 10:45 a.m. — "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."
  • 1:45 p.m. — "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones."
  • 4:55 p.m. — "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith."
  • 8 p.m. — "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."
  • 10:45 p.m. — "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."

Sunday, September 25

  • 5:15 a.m. — "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."
  • 8:15 a.m. — "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones."
  • 11:20 a.m. — "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith."
  • 2:25 p.m. — "Star Wars: A New Hope."
  • 5:10 p.m. — "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."
  • 8 p.m. — "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."
  • 11 p.m. — "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."
  • 2 a.m. — "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."

*Times listed in EST/PST.

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